Editorials

Serving the community: It’s not all politics

“Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. It is the art of government. Like other values it has its counterfeits. So much emphasis has been pl ...

Our View: Support local 4-H youth at Placer County Fair

Thursday kicked off the 81st annual Placer County Fair and many visitors are heading directly to the carnival’s roller coaster, the food areas or to see Arden Park Roots a ...

Our View: Celebrating dear old dad

As the middle of June arrives, the temperature rises as spring transforms into summer. At the same time, the one holiday that rolls around is a tribute to none other than, dear ...

Our View: Don’t forget to vote Tuesday in the primary election

Tuesday’s Statewide Direct Primary Election has been rather low-key in the Auburn area. Usually, this newspaper office is bombarded by election letter-writers urging a ...

Serving our seniors well

Seniors First of Placer County is an amazing local nonprofit organization making a huge difference in our community.  Over the past year, Seniors First has: Served nea ...

Golden State Killer case shouldn’t devalue Auburn Police

“Always be wary. But don’t let that wariness spiral into paranoia. And support your hard-working, dedicated Auburn Police Department.” It’s a way of thin ...

In the national spotlight, but thankful to be all local

The recent arrest of the Golden State Killer has drawn much attention, locally and across the nation. The 72-year-old Citrus Heights man was taken into custody on Wednesday. The ho ...

Our View: The voting has begun for Auburn and Colfax’s best

While the weather outside hasn’t looked like it this past week, spring is in the air. We are always pretty busy here at the Auburn Journal, but this time of year is one of ou ...

Our View: Colfax pride, camaraderie is refreshing

Originally known as Alder Grove, Colfax began as a winter camping spot for trappers and gold miners in the mid-1800s. Soon a camp grew into a village and the name was changed to ...

Our View: Transparency key in rollout of energy program

Integrity. It’s a key component for any elected official in Placer County to have and retain. And Placer County residents have a right, if not a duty, to keep a wa ...

Our View: Local journalism matters

In recent weeks the Auburn Journal has taken steps to increase our local story counts, increase local photos, and build a bigger, better, bolder newspaper. Our staff hears the p ...

One year in, new sheriff Bell deserves kudos, encouragement

When longtime Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner retired this month last year, we knew there were some huge duty boots that would have to be filled. Bonner was not only respected in ...

A refresher course on letters

In light of a question about the Auburn Journal’s opinion section — concerning whose letters and columns get printed, and why — now is a good time to clarify o ...

Have a happy Thanksgiving weekend!

As we juggle work, family, house maintenance, errands and a multitude of other responsibilities every day, it’s easy to forget about the acts of kindness around us that we ta ...

California’s tax-and-spend cycle continues

By Sen. Ted Gaines   The California legislature has descended into policy madhouse where decisions defy every bit of fiscal and economic common sense and serve to put workin ...